Kõpu Lighthouse – continually operating since 1531, it is one of the oldest lighthouses in the world. Climbing to the top can be a test for stamina but once there, you can see half of the island. Then refresh yourself at the lighthouse cafeteria with some tasty local treats. > tuletornikohvik.ee
All lighthouses of Hiiumaa are open to the public and can be climbed.
Heights to conquer. The Windtower Experience in Käina features the highest indoor climbing wall in the Baltics. At the peak of the observation platform, a flying garfish shows the direction of the wind, but perhaps also the direction of dreams and novel ideas. > www.tuuletorn.ee
Yes, we do have our own castle – at Suuremõisa, once a home to a coastal pirate. His stories have been penned down in the novels “The Pirate” and “Mermaid Shallows” by Herman Sergo. Time seems to stop in Hiiumaa, giving you a chance to finish reading all the books you started during the year.
Here, time has its unique rhythm. In September, we have our own Indian summer in Hiiumaa. It comes with guaranteed warm water, forests replete with berries and mushrooms, plenty of flounder to catch, dark nights and a sky full of stars. > vananaistesuvi.ee
Dishes that can only be found on restaurant menus in Hiiumaa include ‘makk’ (white pudding), ‘mandilaga’ (cream sauce), ‘silgupiss’ (herring brine), and ‘hapupiimapodi’ (a dessert of soured milk and bread cubes). For information on places where to find them and events to visit, go to > hiiumaa.events
Hiiumaa is one of the oldest islands in the world. Honestly. The artesian wells on the streets of Kärdla are tangible proof of that. We owe their crystal-clear water, with its obvious healing properties, to the meteorite impact that occurred about 455 million years ago.
Led by their ancient hero, Leiger, the locals almost managed to build a bridge between Saaremaa and Hiiumaa. As you walk on Sääretirp, it almost feels like walking on the sea. And Saaremaa is only a stone’s throw away
The vibe of being on the edge of the world. On the voyage from Saaremaa to Hiiumaa (Triigi-Sõru), passengers have almost an hour to enjoy the sea, > www.veeteed.ee; and this time is even longer when they come from the mainland > www.praamid.ee
These are some of the teasers. While the people of Saaremaa are nice neighbours, we do not tell them everything. You will have to come and see for yourself. Find a native of Hiiumaa to hear about the secrets of the island and learn about known attractions as well as places yet to be discovered. The people of Hiiumaa are very welcoming of guests. Even if they come from Saaremaa.
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